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IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R

IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R
alaScore 79

35 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the durability and price.

usability, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

durability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IOGear 2.4G Wireless Long Range Media Center Desktop Keyboard Mouse- Black (GKM551R)

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Good long range setup

 

This combo will turn you into the ultimate couch spud. IMHO this is absolute required equipment for a home theater. What I use most Ctrl + to increase screen size Ctrl - to decrease screen size Ctrl 0 puts screen to normal Volume and mute are nice for...

good bat life using rechargables - maybe 2 weeks with 2-3 hours daily use. nice range (tested up to 15 feet, line of sight with receiver) comfy mouse. Kboard flat, easy to use, light weight

pointer occasionally stutters on screen - not all that often but still annoying when it happens. (full bats, line of sight with receiver, less than 10 feet) Would have given 5 star if not for the occasional stutter

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Good long range setup

 

This combo will turn you into the ultimate couch spud. IMHO this is absolute required equipment for a home theater. What I use most Ctrl + to increase screen size Ctrl - to decrease screen size Ctrl 0 puts screen to normal Volume and mute are nice for...

good bat life using rechargables - maybe 2 weeks with 2-3 hours daily use. nice range (tested up to 15 feet, line of sight with receiver) comfy mouse. Kboard flat, easy to use, light weight

pointer occasionally stutters on screen - not all that often but still annoying when it happens. (full bats, line of sight with receiver, less than 10 feet) Would have given 5 star if not for the occasional stutter

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Good long range setup

 

This combo will turn you into the ultimate couch spud. IMHO this is absolute required equipment for a home theater. What I use most Ctrl + to increase screen size Ctrl - to decrease screen size Ctrl 0 puts screen to normal Volume and mute are nice for...

good bat life using rechargables - maybe 2 weeks with 2-3 hours daily use. nice range (tested up to 15 feet, line of sight with receiver) comfy mouse. Kboard flat, easy to use, light weight

pointer occasionally stutters on screen - not all that often but still annoying when it happens. (full bats, line of sight with receiver, less than 10 feet) Would have given 5 star if not for the occasional stutter

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The hardware is junk

 

This product is fairly expensive yet quality is dismal. Stay away from IOGEAR - or at least check how long it takes to reach their customer service on the phone before you buy any of their products.

Nothing special

The keyboard failed twice (stuck keys). Got it replaced once, second time was rejected for lack of receipt (even though I registered the product). The mouse freezes sometimes and the batteries have to be removed to bring it back to life

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Junk

 

Piece of Junk. You'd think anybody can make a keyboard these days. How hard can it be? Has IOGear heard of QC.

Pros are only possible if the item is presumed to work

Keyboard doesn't work

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Works Great

 

Mouse wakes up on mouse click not mouse movement

Works Great. Simple install. More then enough range. Good response

None

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Perfect HTPC Keyboard

 

I wanted a keyboard and mouse with no (or very few) of the gimicky media/volume/etc buttons that would look good if I leave it sitting out on my coffee table. I am very happy with this product.

This is the best wireless keyboard and mouse I've ever owned. It has excellent range - across the room easily w/o issue. Works great in my HTPC setup

I get minor lag on occasion with both the keyboard and mouse - nothing major, can still game fairly well, though thats not what I've built the system for. You need to click the mouse to reconnect after not using it for a while

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iogear dont buy this

 

not worth the 70 bucks looks cool but theres other boards out there

good range while it worked

mouse was clunky fell asleep often keys started coming off the board after the first month usb fell apart when i tried to remove it

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IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

 

Return several "other" brand wireless keyboards. Need a good long range system for my home. Got it in just two days!! Out of box, worked like a charm!! No software....and it does work "as stated" to 33 feet. Using it now, on my 64" and about 20 feet...

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A customer

 

I bought this to control my home theater PC and it works perfectly. The range is great, and setup was simple plug and play. I should have done this a long time ago--I can use the mouse on the arm of the recliner or the end table. Great product...

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Product Specifications

Enjoy the freedom of 2.4GHz wireless connectivity with IOGEAR's Wireless Media Center Desktop (long range wireless keyboard and mouse combo). The keyboard and mouse allow you to work up to 33 feet away from the USB receiver connected to your computer. In addition, the laser mouse provides great accuracy over most surfaces requiring minimal hand movement due to its 800 dpi resolution. The ultra thin, lightweight, and stylish keyboard offers comfort wherever you type. The Media Center (MCE) hotkeys give you quick access to My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures.

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Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Model:GKM551R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):RF
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse
Type:Keyboard

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
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